Weird British Festivals with tea and cake in the Global Lounge

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In collaboration with the Student Inclusion Team, the Global Lounge is proud to host an event about unusual British traditions! Find out some fun facts about UK culture including cheeserolling – just one of the many quirky festivals that we’ll be taking a look at. 

 

People chase cheese down hillOur Student Inclusion Officer, Carly, grew up in a city called Gloucester, which proudly hosts a yearly cheeserolling competition. During this fun and friendly event we’ll be watching a 30-minute Netflix documentary all about cheeserolling, featuring some brave cheese chasers! We’ll also take a look at lots of other strange British traditions, some of which even UK students may not have heard of.

Afterwards we will be holding a Q and A, where you can ask questions about the more surprising events you might come across here in the UK.

There will be free tea and cake, and all University of Bristol students (home and international) are welcome.

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Pizza and board games in the Global Lounge

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Enjoy free pizza, refreshments and board games in the Global Lounge. All students are welcome, home and international.

 

pizzaIn collaboration with the Student Inclusion team, join us at the Global Lounge for free pizza, tea and coffee. Play board games and meet up with other students who have stayed in Bristol over the Easter break. You can stay in the lounge afterwards if you like, or visit during opening hours (see our home page for details) for unlimited free tea, coffee and biscuits.

DIY Patch Making Workshop

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AMPS’s DIY workshop returns. Join us in the Global Lounge to learn the basics of clothes customisation and inject some drip into your wardrobe completely free of charge.

 

These sessions are for all skill levels – no prior experience required – and cover a range of techniques from stencilling to embroidery to fabric painting. We provide you guys with materials (fabrics, paints etc.) and booklets with some guides and ideas to get you started, but we also encourage attendees to bring their own projects if they have something specific in mind.

 

As always, we also provide tunes to “inspire your creative spirit” as well as free tea and coffee, courtesy of the Global Lounge. If you’re looking to learn something new, marginally decrease your carbon footprint and have some fun – look no further than DIY Patches!

 

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

The Global Lounge is located on the first floor of Senate House and is fully accessible.

A detailed access guide to Senate House is available on the AccessAble website.

Important: lateral flow testing required

  • You must take a lateral flow test on the day of the event.
  • You must take a test whether you have been double vaccinated or not.
  • Lateral flow tests will be available at the sign-in desk on the day. Anyone who has not done a test already will be asked to take one and wait for the result before entering.
  • If you experience symptoms of Covid-19 or receive a positive lateral flow result, please protect others and do not attend the event.

As in accordance with other national and University rules, masks are compulsory when moving through the building, unless exempt.

Register now to book your place

Travel the World: Nigeria


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Be inspired, learn about other cultures and enjoy free refreshments and traditional treats at the Global Lounge’s Travel the World events!

On 22 February, we’ll be hearing about Nigeria!

Nigeria nature

You will have the unique opportunity to be guided through Nigeria with our two Nigerian speakers,  postgraduate student in International Commercial, Loaw Toluwalase Victor-Ogbara and postgraduate student in Education (Leadership and Policy), Oluwaseun Adeolu! Toluwalase will share her cultural insights about Yoruba, one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. Oluwaseun will focus his presentation on Lagos, one of the major Nigerian cities, often seen as the cultural capital of the country.

Yoruba

Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end! The speakers will share some fascinating stories and tell you the most useful travel tips before you visit Lagos and the rest of Nigeria.

This is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural knowledge, learn something new and be inspired to visit new places in the future. Not only will you get to learn something new, but you’ll get to meet new people and enjoy some refreshments after the talk.

 

Important: lateral flow testing required

  • You must take a lateral flow test on the day of the event.
  • You must take a test whether you have been double vaccinated or not.
  • Lateral flow tests will be available at the sign-in desk on the day. Anyone who has not done a test already will be asked to take one and wait for the result before entering.
  • If you experience symptoms of Covid-19 or receive a positive lateral flow result, please protect others and do not attend the event.

 

Want to become a Travel the World volunteer?

 

If you’re interested in volunteering and sharing your knowledge of a particular place; be it a country, county, city or region then please visit our volunteering page to find out more!

The information presented in this event represents the personal views, observations and experiences of the speaker. We welcome your diverse range of questions with cultural sensitivity in mind.

View all of our otherupcoming Travel the World events.

 

Travel the World: Mexico

 


Register to attend this free in-person event.

 

Be inspired, learn about other cultures and enjoy free refreshments and traditional treats at the Global Lounge’s Travel the World events!

 On 8 February, we’ll be hearing about Mexico!

Mayan Pyramid

We’ll be joined by postgraduate student in Biomedical Sciences Research, Paulina Govea Alvarez. She’ll be guiding us through her home-country of Mexico, sharing her favourite travel tips and best cultural insights about this multicultural nation.
Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end!

Mexico

This is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural knowledge, learn something new and be inspired to visit new places in the future. Not only will you get to learn something new, but you’ll get to meet new people and enjoy some refreshments after the talk.

 

 

Want to become a Travel the World volunteer?

If you’re interested in volunteering and sharing your knowledge of a particular place; be it a country, county, city or region then please visit our »volunteering page to find out more!

The information presented in this event represents the personal views, observations and experiences of the speaker. We welcome your diverse range of questions with cultural sensitivity in mind.

View all of our otherupcoming Travel the World events.

 

Important: lateral flow testing required

  • You must take a lateral flow test on the day of the event.
  • You must take a test whether you have been double vaccinated or not.
  • Lateral flow tests will be available at the sign-in desk on the day. Anyone who has not done a test already will be asked to take one and wait for the result before entering.
  • If you experience symptoms of Covid-19 or receive a positive lateral flow result, please protect others and do not attend the event.

As in accordance with other national and University rules, masks are compulsory when moving through the building, unless exempt.

 

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Student life webinars: travel in Bristol and beyond – 21 January

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Settle into your new and exciting life in the city of Bristol, with the help of our ‘Student life’ webinars!

Learn how to move around Bristol hassle-free as we help you make sense of public transport in the city. If you’re an explorer who loves travelling, this session is for you! Discover how to travel across the country easily, and cheaply, whilst finding out about popular travel destinations from Bristol.

Events are free and open to all students at the University (home and international). Head to our Student life homepage for more info.

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Booking for this event is now open to all students studying at the University of Bristol – availability is limited and booking is essential.

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Student life webinars: living in the UK – 20 January

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Settle into your new and exciting life in the city of Bristol, with the help of our ‘Student life’ webinars!

Begin to understand British culture and all its quirks, and learn about academic practices during this insightful session. You’ll discover how to navigate your way through stereotypes about the UK, and most importantly, discuss practical ideas of how to immerse yourself in a brand-new culture.

Events are free and open to all students at the University (home and international). Head to our Student life homepage for more info.

Please tag us in your Student Life pics 🔍 📷 #BrisolUniGlobalLounge

Booking for this event is now open to all students studying at the University of Bristol – availability is limited and booking is essential.

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Student life webinars: eat and shop in Bristol – 19 January

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Settle into your new and exciting life in the city of Bristol, with the help of our ‘Student life’ webinars!

Hop aboard this virtual tour of Bristolian food and shopping culture, as students guide you through foodie-shopper haven! Not only will your mouth be watering, but you’ll learn how to become a savvy shopper with student discounts from local, and chain stores. As well as tips on where to eat and shop, you’ll get to hear about typical eating culture in the UK; learn something new about UK eating habits, or if you’re a home student, impart your own wisdom to others in the chat!

Events are free and open to all students at the University (home and international). Head to our Winter welcome programme homepage for more info.

Please tag us in your Student Life pics 🔍 📷 #BrisolUniGlobalLounge

Booking for this event is now open to all students studying at the University of Bristol – availability is limited and booking is essential.


 

Student life webinars: explore the city of Bristol – 18 January

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Settle into your new and exciting life in the city of Bristol, with the help of our ‘student life’ webinars!

Experience Bristol from the comfort of your own home! Discover famous landmarks, popular destinations, and hear from current students about how to make the most of living in this vibrant and lively city! You will be able to ask student presenters anything you like about their time here so far.

Events are free and open to all students at the University (home and international). Head to our Winter welcome programme homepage for more info.

Please tag us in your Student Life pics 🔍 📷 #BrisolUniGlobalLounge

Booking for this event is now open to all students studying at the University of Bristol – availability is limited and booking is essential.

 


Register now to attend this event!